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Friday, December 25, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Okay...so it's Christmas day and I got exactly what was on my list...a new Ott Light for my new studio and a gift certificate to a local art store here in Santa Rosa.
We are getting closer and closer each day to having less boxes in the house and that means that I am one step closer to ordering my table for my studio.  I have finally narrowed down the search and believe I will be putting this gem in the center of my little studio to work on:



I think it will be perfect in my room.  

Because it's the end of December I can share with you some projects from prior months of the magazine that I have not been able to share before...  I hope you like them:




 These cards are made using Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers...


featuring Imagine Crafts texture sprays...


Featuring the Robins Nest papers...


Prima stencil and Imagine Crafts sprays...



Buttons.com project...


Unity Stamp company stamp and Chameleon pens...





Unity Stamp Company stamps and Imagine Crafts texture sprays...


Kaisercraft and Spellbinders dies...


Paper beads made from Prima paper...


Pickled Tink scrapbook kit layout...


Prima canvas...


Prima papers...


Quilling creations...


Kaisercraft sea scape home decor


Stencil1 serving tray...


May Arts ribbon and Monamigabby bling...

I hope you have enjoyed some of my projects...  it makes me smile to look back at the album of all my work and how much fun it is to be part of the magazine and get to create with such amazing products every month!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

Time for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!




Wouldn't miss it for the world!!!  For my card I decided to keep it CAS...used this wonderful Unity Stamp Company image from one of their Kit of the month kits.

Colored with just a few Prismacolor Pencils and boom...done...



Please link up a card or warm beverage project if you get a chance!!

When: December 11 – December 18
Time: 6:00 am pacific
We’re celebrating:
December 13th: National Cocoa Day
December 15th: International Tea Day
Amazing hop sponsors:
a2z Scrapbooking :: $25 Store Gift Card
Avery Elle :: $35 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink :: $25 Store Gift Card
Clear and Simple Stamps :: (3) Ten Dollar Gift Certificates★
CTMH – Anita Autore :: $25 Gift Certificate
Create a Smile :: 25€ Gift Card
DeNami Designs :: $20 Gift Certiciate
DL Art :: Coffee House Bundles – #1, #2 and #3 (Mini Bundle)★
Inn Town Campground :: Travel Cup + Bag of Coffee
Jessica Lynn Original :: $20 Store Gift Card + Free Digi being released on 12/11/2015
Just Dandy Studio :: $25 Gift Certificate
Kraftin’ Kimmie :: $20 Gift Voucher
Latina Crafter :: $30 Store Gift Card
Lawn Fawn  ::  $25 Store Gift Card
Lil’ Inker Designs :: $35 Gift Certificate
Little Shop ::  4 images + 2 images★
Mama Elephant ::  Mama Elephant Prize Package
Prizes Courtesy of Laina Lamb Designs for My Favorite Things :: Stay Cool Stamp Set/Cool Cup Die-Namics + Hug in a Mug Stamp Set/Hot Cocoa Cups Die-Namics★
My Style Stamps :: (2) $25 Store Gift Cards★
My Whimsical Little World :: $20 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled :: $25 Store Gift Card
Newton’s Nook :: $25 Store Gift Card
Paper Sweeties :: $25 Store Gift Card & Homemade with Love Stamp set + Sweet Cuts – Homemade with Love★
Pink & Main :: $25 Store Gift Card & Need Coffee Stamp Set + Latte Love Stamp Set★
Pretty Cute Stamps :: (2) $25 Store Gift Cards★
Pretty Pink Posh ::   (2) $25 Store Gift Cards★
Reverse Confetti :: $25 Store Gift Card
Right at Home ::  Mug, Chocolates + Starbucks Gift Card
Skipping Stones Design :: $20 Store Gift Card and Christmas Label Stamp Set and Joy Stamp Set★
So Suzy Stamps :: $25 Store Gift Card
SRM :: SRM Prize Package that includes the Coffee Time Stamp Set
STAMPlorations :: $20 Store Gift Card
SugarPea Designs ::  $25 Store Gift Card
Sunny Studio Stamps :: $20 Store Gift Voucher
The Ribbon Resource :: (2) $25 Store Gift Cards★
The Ton :: (3) $10 Store Gift Cards★
Two Paper Divas :: $25 Store Gift Card
Uniko Studios ::  £15 eGfit Certificate + I Love Coffee Stamp Set★
Verve :: $25 Gift Voucher
Waffle Flower ::  Stamp Set of Choice
Waltzingmouse Stamps ::  £50 gift code + £25 gift code★
Whimsy Stamps ::  $25 Store Gift Certificate
Winnie & Walter :: $25 Store Gift Card
Your Next Stamp :: $25 Store eGift Card

Happy holidays and crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'll be taking orders soon...

This Friday, November 13 is Human Kindness Day!!!  The Sequoia Elementary school will be selling these wonderful hearts as a part of it's community service projects.  Each heart is hand made and will be decorated by one of the students.




These will make the perfect holiday gift and can be used both inside and out.

The children will used funds raised to perform Random Acts of Kindness throughout their community starting in January.

Please let me know if you are interested in one, two or three of these as holiday gifts....

Thank you!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Fall Yall....2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy National Coffee Day!!!!  Well here is my second post for the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.


I have had this cute Bugaboo image for a while and knew right away it would be perfect for the hop.  I found this cute paper from Kaiser Craft's Wanderlust paper pad.  This is a CAD card at it's best...just one pattern paper and a Copic colored image...



I hope you will maybe make some time to create something for the hop, or at least hop along to see some of the other amazing creations being shared...you can get all the details here:

If you are a Starbucks VIA drinker they have an awesome special on their online store today....using the code B1G1HOUSE you can get their house blend VIA at a buy one get one free promo cost!!!  Lets just say I used some of my birthday $$ to stock up on VIA.  Since we are going to have to start to do our final pack for the move...I figured it was worth it...(proud new owner of 200 packages of ready to go goodness!!!)

Happy crafting...Lynda

Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and where has the time gone???

I can't believe my last blog post was way back in June...oh wait, yes I can...since then we have:

1.  Packed our entire home (mostly by myself since my husband started his new job in California while we were still finishing the school year in Washington)

2.  Goodbye parties for all the girls' friends in Washington...sniff sniff...

3.  Moved to California into a little apartment...makes you appreciate the space you had around you...plus side is the pool...

4.  Started house hunting....and hunting....and hunting...made an offer...did not get the house...awwwww

5.  Girls started school here...grump, grump, grump as they lost two plus weeks of summer vacation because school started earlier here....

6.  Finally found a new house....offer name and it's all settled...just waiting for closing...then we get to move in...

7.  Now we're pulling the girls from their current school to put them into their school the new house zones to...this means they will be in two different schools...with different start/stop times, different early release days, and just to make it more fun different days off for teacher days...

So...as you can see...things have been insane...  I have been doing all my Scrap N' Art magazine work, so I've been creating through the chaos, but can not wait to have my own space again.  The house is a 4 bedroom one, so the smallest room is my studio space!!!  Not as big as my last room, but this is a single story house and the room has a large 6x4 foot window so I'll have TONS of natural lighting to use for all my work!!!

So to celebrate our getting close to the end of the finish line on this....I thought jumping in on the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog hop was a fun way to get back into blogging and stalking all my favorite bloggers out there...


My card features a cute image I received from 2 Cute Stamps when I was a guest designer for her a while back...  I just think this birdie is sooo cute...



Colored with my favorite Copic markers and backed onto some wonderful papers from Maja Designs....if you haven't tried their papers you MUST find them...they are so delish in weight...heavy, but not too heavy; which makes layering on a card a dream.

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful linked up images on the hop blog:


And I just may have one or two more projects to share over the next days as I pulled out my Copics and have found some coloring time...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Watercolor blog hop...


So...much of my life is somewhere between Washington and California...with our big move we have packed 98% of our home and the girls and I are living  minimal and on air mattresses for the next three weeks...  So the fact that I kept out things to create with is awesome...because when I get stressed nothing makes me feel more relaxed than coloring up something fun.

When I saw this hop I knew I would pull out my small set of Prang watercolors and play along.  The image is from The Greeting Farm's Dreamy stamp set.  It is stamped in Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  I thought it would be fun to create a torn edge card, so I folded the paper over and used water on the painbrush to tear the edge of the card to create this unique shape.




I hope you'll hop along and link up a watercolor project to this blog post here.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Coffee lovers blog hop!!!



It's time again...for more fun and coffee!!!

This time I used the Coffee House stamp set from JustRite Clear stamps.  I love this set...so many fun images!

I stamped the images onto this wonderful paper from the Prima Life Time pattern paper pad.

Our home is packed and we're ready to move as soon as the kids are done with the school year...so the fact that I kept these stamps out and was able to do this hop makes me so happy!!!

Be sure to stop by the blog and link up your project to this post here:

And thank you to the wonderful hop sponsors:

We have an amazing listing of Super Generous Sponsors…we are thankful for EVERYONE♡
A Creative Journey with Melissa :: Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp Set :: ★
A Jillian Vance Design :: $20 Gift Certificate ::
A●Muse ❘ Studio, Chris Franco :: Rule the World Stamp Set ::
Anita Autore :: Coffee themed Gift Pack ::
Blue Ridge Impressions :: Tea Time Stamp and gift pack ::
Butterfly Reflections, Ink :: $25 Gift Certificate ::
Close to my Heart, Lalia Harris :: Treats of Friendship Stamp Set ::
Create a Smile :: Coffee First Stamp Set ::
Gerda Steiner Designs :: $15 Gift Certificate ::
Hero Arts :: Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink ::
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps :: $20 Gift Certificate ::
Latina Crafter ::$20 gift card with Coffee Wood Veneers I, II & III ::
Lil’ Inker Designs :: $25 Gift Certificate ::
Neat and Tangled :: Coffee & Crafting Mug ::
Newton’s Nook :: $15 Gift Certificate ::
Paper Sweeties :: $50 Gift Certificate ::
Pink and Main :: Latte Love – Need Coffee Stamp Sets ::★
Poppystamps :: Teapot Stack Die ::
Precious Remembrance ::Coffee Love::
SRM Stickers :: SRM Prize Package ::
Stamp Academy :: One Free Paper Crafting Class ::
Stamps and Scrapbooks :: Goodie Bag ::
STAMPlorations :: $15 Gift Certificate & 2 ARTplorations stencils ::★
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store :: Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Gift Package ::
Sweet Stamp Shop :: Coffee Boss – Cuppa Coffee – Coffee Town Stamp Sets ::
The Alley Way Stamps :: Tea Par-tea Stamp Set ::
The Ton :: $10 Gift Card ::★
Top Dog Dies ::Coffee Cup and Finishers Die Set-$50 value ::
Two Paper Divas :: $25 Gift Certificate ::
Unity Stamp Co :: $30 Gift Code & Get Together Stamp Set ::
Verve Stamps :: $30 Gift Certificate & Get Together Stamp Set ::★ (stamp set releases Friday, June 19)
Waltzingmouse Stamps :: £25GBP ($38USD) ::
Winnie & Walter :: W&W Gift Certificate ::
Your Next Stamps :: $20 Gift Certificate ::
★ signifies Super Sponsor & Flash Prize Sponsor

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Growing In Unity Blog Hop Time!!!

Welcome to the Growing In Unity blog hop!!!!   I hope you hopped along from the talented Amy's blog...if not be sure to go back to the start so you don't miss a thing...you can start the hop at Amy's blog here.  I am so excited to be a participant and share with you a project I created using the June Unity Sentiment Kit!!!

This kit features 17 stamps that are fabulous for all types of cards!!!

I decided to use one of the bold sentiments for my card.  I started by stamping it first in Memento ink onto my card base.  I then used some StazOn studio glaze and Radiant Neon Amplify! to create this background that really draws your eye to the sentiment.




Two lucky commenters from the blogs in the hop will win this awesome new stamp set!!!



So...hop along to Teresa's blog to see what amazing project she has created for you today...

Here is the full lineup in case you get lost along the way:





Happy crafting.....Lynda

Friday, May 22, 2015

Moving on...literally...

So...we are relocating from just outside Seattle, Washington back down to California.  That means I have stepped away from pretty much everything except the magazine so I have the time needed to pack this entire house, get it sold, and get ourselves all situated down in CA....  Then the fun of house hunting and whatnot begins.  Kids start school in August down there...so we need to get there quick so we can enjoy what we'll have of our summer vacation.  We'll be renting a townhouse, so the best part is the pool in the complex!

So...as my blog kind of goes dormant for a bit know that I'll be back with more to share once we are all settled in.  Until then...keep an eye on the Scrap n' Art Online magazine for awesome ideas and projects created by ME!!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational #219

Time for a new inspirational on the Red Rubber Inspirational blog.  I chose a Thank You theme.  So...pull out your stamps and create a Give Thanks project and link it up!

I used the Floral Collage stamp set and stamped both images onto white cardstock.  I then stamped the Caring Cards 1 sentiment onto a scrap of cardstock.  Both images were colored with Copics and then backed with colored cardstock.  I then added them to the card base.



I hope you will pull out your stamps and create something for my inspirational challenge!

This will be my final creation as a member of the Red Rubber Designs creative team.  We are relocating in the next month or so, so I have to focus on getting our home ready to sell and then start over again creating a new home in our new location.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Friday, May 01, 2015

New challenge time at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog

It's time for a new challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog!  Our theme is "Anything Goes"...one of my favorite themes!!

Our sponsor this cycle is Oak Pond Creations who has wonderful digital images that you can find in their Etsy shop here:



I received the wonderful Stargazer Lilies image to work with:




I adore these flowers...so fragrant and well they were my flower in my wedding, so I was excited to color them up to match the ones that I had on that special day.

I printed the image and colored it with my Copic markers.  I really worked hard with my blender pen to make each petal a little different from the next because no flower is perfect.  I then rounded the corners on the panel and added it to my card base that is a simple pink color with a single strip of washi across the middle to coordinate the colors together.  The final step was adding this rubon sentiment from my stash.


I hope you will join our challenge this cycle...link up your project to the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog!

Happy crafting...Lynda